September 27, 2023


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Grassroots and Indigenous Environmental Leaders Convene for Land Circle Activation in Philadelphia


This summertime, grassroots and Indigenous environmental leaders from all over Lenapehoking will hold 3 public situations for link, celebration, expertise-sharing, and therapeutic: a Summertime Solstice, a Juneteenth Celebration, and a panel on community land protection and stewardship. These Land Circle Activation occasions will just take area in a pop-up hub room supported by the Local weather Justice Initiative (CJI). at Cesar Andreú Iglesias Neighborhood Backyard in Kensington, Philadelphia, a multi-generational community of growers and community arranging task.

CJI is a important undertaking from the Environmental Justice Office at Mural Arts Philadelphia, foregrounding climate justice in land, air, and trash practices. The multi-12 months initiative highlights area environmental and climate justice movements, engaging communities through general public art, gatherings, instruct-ins, networking, and visioning — performing on the urgency of the weather crisis and its disproportionate impacts on marginalized communities. By way of versions of horizontality, autonomy, and collectivism, CJI supports the vision and wants of neighborhood leaders and artists as collaborators and co-conspirators.

Land Circle Activation

Hosted by Cesar Andreú Iglesias Group Garden (425 Arlington St., Philadelphia, PA 19122) with the Local climate Justice Initiative.

  • Keeping Ground in Philadelphia & Lenapehoking
    Friday, June 10, 6–8pm (Rain Day: Saturday, June 11, 4–6pm) | Open up to the public, registration expected | Contact: [email protected]

    Find out about the rewards of neighborhood agriculture and Indigenous stewardship in Lenapehoking. Listen to from panelists supplying areas for local community associates to personal and reconnect with the land, tending it for food stuff, healing, and justice in and about the metropolis. The four speakers have generated possession through numerous techniques from land swaps and land back to land banking companies. These areas present a much more just future among a rapidly transforming landscape and act as cultural hubs for neighborhood people. This occasion will be moderated by Kermit O, Land/Food items/Environmental Justice Organizer. The panelists are Main Mann (Munsee 3 Sisters Medicinal Farm), Cesali Morales (Norris Square Park Neighborhood Job), Boogie Rose (Group Healing Back garden), and Anthony Patrick (Cesar Andreú Iglesias Community Backyard garden). The organizers and artists are portion of Local climate Justice Initiative’s Strategy Circle: Shari Hersh, Jonathan Leibovic, Gamar Markarian, Adriana Moran Garcia, and Dakota Plourde

  • Juneteenth Celebration by Natives in Philly
    Sunday, June 19 (Rain Day: Sunday, July 3) | Constrained invitation | Speak to: [email protected]

    Keeping group place to rejoice Black and Indigenous people to envision collective futures, for folks to share crafts and society, and to share foods important to Lenape peoples. As Black and Indigenous peoples coming from Indigenous and land-dependent communities, the potential to assemble and share knowledge of the land and land use in the metropolis is integral to the capacity to secure and maintain it. The organizers and artists at the rear of this party are Felicia Teter, Kitty Heite, and Priscilla Bell.

  • Summer months Solstice by Iglesias Yard
    Saturday, June 25, 12–8pm (Rain Day: Sunday, June 26, 12–8pm) | Restricted invitation | Speak to: [email protected]

    A house for people to reconnect with the Earth and present an opportunity for therapeutic. We invite communities to take a look at with our fruit trees, medicinal herbs, Aztec sculptures, cornfield, art, and open house amidst new music, dance, and food stuff. The organizers and artists at the rear of this party are Anthony Patrick, Lauren Troop, and Cesar Viveros.

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2021 Summer time Solstice Celebration at “El Terreno” Cesar Andreú Iglesias Group Backyard garden (photo by Manuel Alé Vasquez)

A challenge of the Environmental Justice Department, Mural Arts Philadelphia

Funders: PTS Basis, The JPB Foundation


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